philosopher and psychiatrist

Karl Jaspers

Karl Jaspers was philosopher and psychiatrist. He studied law and medicine in Heidelberg and taught psychology and philosophy there. In 1913 his famous Allgemeine Psychopathologie appeared, in 1932 the trilogy Philosophie saw the light. In his later work Jaspers warned for the dangers of technocracy, majoritarian democracy and totalitarianism – he and his wife personally experienced the threat of Nazism.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2015

Nexus 70

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